Recorded from March to July 2012, Kingfisher Blue is not a concept album.
Recorded in Hoxton London, Kingfisher Blue is not a psychogeographical artifact.
Kingfisher Blue consists of twelve tracks and runs for a little over thirty-five minutes. This much should be easy to say about its extension on the time axis. However, it is arguable that several of the tracks consist of more than one musical or conceptual object bolted together, and for all of their apparent unity when projected from two speakers (two tracks or one, a single entity or a siamese twin?) they were usually recorded at different times separated by months or days or hours or minutes.
The apex of Kingfisher Blue as a unified entity is a cascade of Zali Krishnas hurtling through time towards an omega moment when the notional frame of the album was secured and the work could be said to be complete. We might call this blueshifting dance of the Krishnas The Entropy Circus. We might not.
Beneath all of the fish suppers and fury, the bremsstrahlung and brouhaha of the singularity which pulls these arbitrary fragments into a cohesive whole, are a series of negations. Kingfisher Blue arises on an arc of hypotheses on how not to record an album, which aesthetic choices should be avoided, and where the twenty-three year sequence of recordings that led to this place has left us with a sense of what should not be done.
And we say "we" rather than "I" for we are multiple. A series of frames in an animation that tricks the eye into believing that it sees a bird in flight, the movement of its wings tricking the air into holding it aloft.
That all of this never happened or that disbelief has been suspended willingly until gravity shall inevitably dash the bird to the ground, we might see as the movement of divine grace in action. Sprinkling iron filings to capture its shape and form. For all form is in movement and in stasis we might return to our beginning. Or we might not.
Zali Krishna & the Entropy Circus 2012. All tracks recorded, written and performed by Zali Krishna except "On the Street Where You Live" by Lerner & Loewe, arranged by Zali Krishna.